A Phenomenological Case Study: Successful Management of a Child Who Stutters This study is an exploratory, qualitative case study. The participant is a child who stutters (CWS) that recently completed therapy. At discharge the child continued to stutter, but was deemed successful by all involved in his management. This study was conducted to consider the therapeutic outcome of the management from ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 2015
A Phenomenological Case Study: Successful Management of a Child Who Stutters
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Charlie Osborne
    University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
  • Katie Pensinger
    University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
  • John Tetnowski
    University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
  • Disclosures: Financial: Charlie Osborne. Katie Pensinger, and John Tetnowski have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Disclosures: Financial: Charlie Osborne. Katie Pensinger, and John Tetnowski have no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Preliminary results of this study were presented at the ASHA convention in 2012 as a poster.
    Nonfinancial: Preliminary results of this study were presented at the ASHA convention in 2012 as a poster.×
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Article   |   May 01, 2015
A Phenomenological Case Study: Successful Management of a Child Who Stutters
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, May 2015, Vol. 25, 22-32. doi:10.1044/ffd25.1.22
History: Received April 25, 2015 , Accepted May 19, 2015
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, May 2015, Vol. 25, 22-32. doi:10.1044/ffd25.1.22
History: Received April 25, 2015; Accepted May 19, 2015

This study is an exploratory, qualitative case study. The participant is a child who stutters (CWS) that recently completed therapy. At discharge the child continued to stutter, but was deemed successful by all involved in his management. This study was conducted to consider the therapeutic outcome of the management from the perspectives of each of the stake-holders in the management process: the child, his parents, and three of the treating graduate student clinicians. Phenomenological analyses based on artifactual analysis of therapy data were used to discover common themes regarding the therapy and therapeutic outcomes. Implications of results are discussed.

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